Artist Spotlight: blackbear

By Caroline Meister If you’ve seen blackbear anywhere, it’s probably on Twitter. The musician is almost famous for his relatable depressing tweets about, what else? Love. But the once-punk rocker turned rapper should also be famous for his songs. His new release, digital druglord, is an intricate compilation of love songs, screw you songs, and some songs that you can just groove to. I listened to the album … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: blackbear

Artist Spotlight: Moose Blood

By Caroline Meister Typically, when people go through a breakup, they head right for Taylor Swift. Or, if they’re more on the punk side, they go running to Mayday Parade. That’s all fine and dandy, but what about Moose Blood? Never heard of them? Fear not! After reading this article, you will know probably too much about them. Moose Blood is a pop-punk band that … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Moose Blood

Artist Spotlight: The Killers

By Caroline Meister The Killers, infamous for their song “Mr. Brightside,” have become almost a “joke” band, a la Nickelback. In my opinion, this a royal shame because The Killers are a band with strong instrumentalists, impressive songwriters, and a large range of style. The Killers were formed in 2001 in Las Vegas and originally consisted of lead singer Brandon Flowers, lead guitarist Dave Keuning, … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: The Killers

Artist Spotlight: Vulfpeck

By Louie Wieseman The late 20th-century funk is back, and its name is Vulfpeck. Vulfpeck is a group from Ann Arbor, Michigan. They all met at the University of Michigan in 2011, not in a music class, but in a 19th-century German literature course, according to the lead singer. They’re a band focused mainly on just keyboard, bass, and drums, but will sometimes feature guitars … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Vulfpeck

Artist Spotlight: Father John Misty

By Braxton Randolph Father John Misty is an American Treasure. As a writer, I am inspired by few people. I draw most of my inspiration from writers in the music industry because books are for nerds and because I stopped believing in TV shows and movies about 3 years ago (really when The Office stopped airing). Along with the fact that I’m not big on the … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Father John Misty

Artist Spotlight/Review: The Legacy of A$AP Yams and A$Ap Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1

By Braxton Randolph “BODEINE BRAZY.” – 1/17/15 @ 1:17AM. That was the last tweet sent out by Steven Rodriguez, otherwise known as A$AP Yams, before his death on January 18th, 2015 in his Brooklyn apartment. New York City’s chief medical examiner declared the cause of death to be the result of a mixture of opiates and benzodiazepine drugs, but would not specify which ones. Rocky … Continue reading Artist Spotlight/Review: The Legacy of A$AP Yams and A$Ap Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 1